COOPER – George 62nd and 59th Regiment

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59th Regiment

62nd Wiltshire Regiment of Foot

 

NameCOOPER – George
Regiment (s)62nd and 59th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) ? / 1044
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd August 1834 / 18 years / Nottingham Nottinghamshire England
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 10¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 3 years 95 days
West Indies – 3 years 6 days
Length of Service16 years 96 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeColour Sergeant / 25th November 1850 / Tralee Kerry Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Cropwell Butler Nottinghamshire England
Pension Districts1850 Nottingham
Pension Paid1/3d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th April 1855 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ADELAIDE 18th July 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1816 Cropwell Butler Nottinghamshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
COOPER Matthew
c1786 East Bridgford Nottinghamshire England
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
UNKNOWN Elizabeth
c1787 Cropwell Butler Nottinghamshire England
SiblingsEllen B c1821
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
JEFFCOTT Margaret
b 20th June 1821 Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage5th July 1847 St Mary’s Limerick Limerick Ireland
Children by 1st WifeEllen bap 7th September 1851 Holy Trinity Tithby Nottinghamshire England
M 1874 WINTER Charles John Fremantle Western Australia
D 1887 Western Australia
Roland or Rowland bap 25th September 1853 Holy Trinity Tithby Nottinghamshire England
D 1884 Western Australia
Ann B 1857 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1881 Western Australia
Jane B 1859 Fremantle Western Australia
M 1881 McCAW William Agnew Fremantle Western Australia
D 30th October 1941 Perth Western Australia
Methodist Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
George B 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
M 1884 CHAMBERLAIN Emily Fremantle Western Australia
D 4th August 1926 Perth Western Australia
Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Margaret B 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
Francis B 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Farmer
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News Wednesday 4th April 1860 page 1
Inquirer and Commercial News 27th May 1869
The Herald (Fremantle, WA: 1867-1886) Saturday 28th November 1874 page 2 Family Notices
The Herald 5th February 1876 page 3
The Herald 30th October 1875 page 2
Departure from Western
Australia
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd November 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
25th October 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
Will or ProbateAvailable SROWA Cons 3458/1875/240
Further InformationFather/Mother place of birth reversed on 1851 and 1861 English Census
21st August 1860 Pensioner Sergeant G. Cooper Fremantle applied to have Frances McCarthy / McGarthy, his niece living at High Street Killarney County Kerry, Ireland to be sent out as a Government immigrant.
27 May 1869 George signed a petition to the Governor, along with many others,regarding the need for the harbour at Fremantle and a railway